A core message of the National Development Plan will form the basis of the South African Competitiveness Forum. Based on the principles of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part, it will call on all citizens to work towards changing the country's reputation and competitiveness.
Half-a-billion people in Africa have no access to a reliable electricity supply and must use expensive and unhealthy alternatives, like diesel generators. With its Power Africa initiative, the US and its partners plan to change this. It is perhaps the largest of several projects on the go.
Many white commercial farmers see the land-claim process as an attack. For black claimants fighting to get back land stolen by the apartheid government, it's about being made whole again. On Bosparadys farm in North West province, the two are trying to find a third way.
A few years ago, a pair of fly boys decided to build a plane and fly around the world. Today, their company produces the Sling, which is much sought-after across the globe. The Airplane Factory is a genuine success story, and is a tribute to the tenacity and "can do" attitude of South Africans.
To overcome the problem of high youth unemployment, young South Africans should look to running their own small businesses – and be taught how to do it from a young age. This was one of the ideas discussed at the Brand South Africa breakfast forum with CNN anchor Richard Quest on 13 May 2013.
Africa's reputation as a safe investment destination is growing, Colin Coleman, MD of Goldman Sachs South Africa, said at a Brand South Africa breakfast forum hosted by CNN anchor Richard Quest on 13 May. But this optimism is only sustainable if Africans continue to invest in Africa.